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Midnight in Paris
Spain/U.S.A. 2011

Opening 18 Aug 2011

Directed by: Woody Allen
Writing credits: Woody Allen
Principal actors: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kurt Fuller, Mimi Kennedy, Michael Sheen

A picture-perfect introduction to the beauty of Paris begins this romantic comedy by Woody Allen, which highlights the rich and famous who lived and loved there. Gil (Owen Wilson) and his fianceé Inez (Rachel McAdams) travel to Paris with her parents. Gil falls in love with the charming streets, famous writers and artists and fancies becoming a real writer there. Inez prefers partying with an old friend, ignoring Gil's obsession with the city and its culture. She insists that Gil needs to keep writing scripts in Hollywood. Using his writing as an excuse, Gil ventures out alone at midnight and finds himself transported to the roaring twenties, where he parties with F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife. His adventures include Gertrude Stein helping him out with his novel and encounters with the likes of Cole Porter, Ernest Hemingway, Joséphine Baker, Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso. Woody Allen, Paris and the crème de la crème – tres bon! (Mary Nyiri)

Second Opinion

Woody Allen’s newest flick, Midnight in Paris, I could sum-up in two words: cute, transparent. His script’s time-twist instills attention-grabbing characters, which most people might easily recognize, into an otherwise ordinary story. Paris, France, however, est vraiment magnifique! Even though typically touristy shots are used in the introduction sequence, Paris shines with its enticing magical wonderment – c'est formidable. (Marinell Haegelin)

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